Manchester United have every chance to get to Wembley after beating Nottingham Forest 3-0.
The Red Devils withstood Forest’s attacks and adventures in certain segments of the game to get ahead before the second leg at Old Trafford.
In an attack-oriented display, United quickly took the lead thanks to Marcus Rashford.
Wout Weghorst’s second goal shortly before half-time forced United into the tunnel with a comfortable cushion.
Bruno Fernandes further reduced Forest’s chances of a comeback after his goal in the last minutes of the game.
Christian Eriksen is a player who has succeeded, but whose contribution may go unnoticed.
The Dane found himself at the end of some criticism after his performance against Arsenal, but he improved tonight at the City Ground.
Eriksen partnered Casemiro to form a midfield support, and Fernandes was slightly ahead of them.
Eriksen had 87 touches of the ball, which was an all-round and all-round game from his side in the center of the park.
The accuracy of the 30-year-old’s passes was 87% of the 64 passes he completed during his time on the field.
Eriksen completed an incredible five long passes and made two key passes – a creative exit.
The midfielder was close to scoring a goal, but, unfortunately, his shot hit the frame of the goal.
Looked very tired though.
Can we compare stats from first 10 games against the last 10 or so games on avg. running speed, pressing stats etc. to see if he has had a larger fall off than others in the team?
— Habeeb (@Habeeb0709) January 25, 2023
In the game against Forest, Eriksen showed why he is a valuable member of the Ten Haga team. In some cases, when the team seemed to be struggling with difficulties, it was his control and calm demeanor that helped United get back into the game and have a say in the proceedings.